Have you attended one of the free Benefits and Work webinars on changes to PIP brought about as a result of the coronavirus pandemic?
If not, there’s still time as we are running another two in the coming weeks, one for claimants and carers and one for professionals.
Over 200 people attended the last webinar for claimants and carers and over 150 advice and support workers attended the last professionals' webinar.
If you’ve never attended a webinar before and you are worried or unsure about what might happen, please read the FAQ’s on this page. You don’t need to worry about being identifiable, about being visible or about having to participate if you don’t want to. If you wish, it can just be a video that you watch.
And if you aren’t sure whether they are worth giving up your time for, here’s some feedback from people who have attended:
“I attended the Covid-19 webinar last week on behalf of the Western Isles Citizens Advice Service (WICAS). I thoroughly enjoyed it, it was concise but still informative, I felt that it was pitched at the right level and both presenters were very clear and easy to understand. I definitely felt a lot more confident about the changes than I did before and in my role as training Officer I’ve been able to pass this on to our advisers. On the basis of that webinar I will not hesitate to attend more and have asked my manager if WICAS will pay for a Professional membership for me as it will be a very useful resource of up-to-date information and materials that we can use to help our benefit claimants.”
Norah MacPhee, Training Officer, Lewis Citizens Advice Bureau (Western Isles)
“Thank you for the webinar on Friday, we found it very useful and it was very well presented. Plenty of valuable information that we can use to help us to advise clients during the Coronavirus pandemic.”
Natalie Keys,Training Officer, Cyngor ar Bopeth Gwynedd Citizens Advice
“I attended the Webinar on Friday and would like to say that I found it really informative. It answered several questions I had concerning recent changes to the P.I.P benefit system. I enjoyed the polls that took place throughout the course and their relevance. I took notes throughout the session and have shared the information with my team who will also find it very helpful with supporting customers at this difficult time. Thank you very much and I very much hope to attend others when they are available.”
Michelle Wills, Support Worker, Northants Intermediate Mental Health Floating Support Service
“I have been receiving your weekly updates for past 3/4 years now and this was very first webinar I have experienced. This was so organised and I really like how you both kept on track and to the point. I think that maybe due to the comment box being off. Thank you for the experience and I look forward to joining more.”
Ama Wilson, Working with Barnet Homes